Dogs are a man’s best friend, so deciding which breed would make the perfect addition to your family can be difficult. If you’re seeking a lovable, intelligent, loyal, and happy dog breed – look no further than the cockapoo! A mix between a cocker spaniel and a poodle, a cockapoo is a fluffy bundle of love that will bring years of joy to you and your family. Not to mention, a cockapoo’s fur is hypoallergenic, so if you or your family members are allergic to pets but have always wanted a dog – you can buy a cockapoo without worrying about allergies. Here are three facts about the cockapoo before you buy one:
1. Size and Coat
Cockapoos can range in size due to being crossbred but usually fall between sizes small to medium (25-38cm) , so don’t be surprised if your pup grows slightly bigger than expected! They also have a fluffy, curly coat inherited from their poodle genes that requires maintenance, so you may need to hire a regular groomer, or you can invest in a home grooming kit and groom them yourself.
A cockapoo’s typical lifespan is 13 years plus , making them a long-living breed that can bring years of happiness to your life. Be aware of the commitment to purchasing one and providing them with a steady, reliable home. If you can’t commit to a cockapoo for years to come, you can always foster dogs that need a temporary home or volunteer at your local dog rescue centre.
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Like all dogs, cockapoos need daily exercise, usually around one hour per day. Long walks in your local dog park, playing in the garden, swimming, going for a jog or run – there are many ways to exercise your cockapoo to keep them stimulated. Remember that exercise is required to keep your dog happy and healthy, and the walk is usually their favourite part of the day, so be sure not to skip it.
If these three facts about cockapoos and their needs sound like a challenge you can handle, then go ahead and make a new addition to your family today. You can find a reliable breeder to purchase your cockapoo or visit your local dog rescue centres and see if any cockapoos need a new home.
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